David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):609-627 (2011)
The goal of “(modern) Chinese Philosophy” established during the period of the May 4th Movement is to reestablish the meaning of life for Chinese people. However, because it takes the approach of interpreting Chinese thinking through a Western lens, thus forming a discourse pattern of “Chinese A is Western B,” which is only capable of manifesting Western culture, “Chinese Philosophy” is made logically impossible as the ideological source from which modern Chinese thinkers could construct the meaning of life. The ideological source of the still lasting traditional lifestyle is Yili Xue 义理学 (The Learning of Righteousness and Principles); whereas that of modern life, which was established as an imitation of the West, is Western culture. Neither of them takes “Chinese Philosophy” as its ideological source. Therefore, “Chinese Philosophy” is excluded from the construction of the meaning of life, and falls into the dilemma of life meaning.
|Keywords||Yili Xue meaning ideological source inquiry-response-action interpretation|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Shuguang Zhang (2010). The Renaissance of Traditional Chinese Learning. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 5 (2):237-254.
Fang Zhao-hui & David R. Schiller (2002). A Critical Reflection on the Systematics of Traditional Chinese Learning. Philosophy East and West 52 (1):36-49.
Wing-tsit Chan (1963). A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy. Princeton, N.J.,Princeton University Press.
Chad Hansen (2001). How Chinese Thought “Shapes” Western Thought. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2001:25-40.
Zailin Zhang (2009). Theories of Family in Ancient Chinese Philosophy. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):343-359.
Hui Zou (2013). The Idea of Labyrinth (Migong) in Chinese Building Tradition. Journal of Aesthetic Education 46 (4):80-95.
A. L. Herman (1991). Jivacide, Zombies and Jivanmuktas: The Meaning of Life in the Bhagavad Git. Asian Philosophy 1 (1):5 – 13.
Keqian Xu (2010). Chinese “Dao” and Western “Truth”: A Comparative and Dynamic Perspective. Asian Social Science 6 (12):8.
Lai Chen (2007). “After-Sage” Life Pursuits: The Ethical Meaning of Feng Youlan's Xin Shixun. [REVIEW] Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (3):363-378.
Chad Hansen (1992). A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation. Oxford University Press.
Robin Wang (ed.) (2004). Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization. State University of New York Press.
Wu Kuang-ming (2010). “Let Chinese Thinking Be Chinese, Not Western”: Sine Qua Non to Globalization. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (2):193-209.
JeeLoo Liu (2006). An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy: From Ancient Philosophy to Chinese Buddhism. Blackwell Pub..
Robert E. Allinson (ed.) (1989). Understanding the Chinese Mind: The Philosophical Roots. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2011-11-18
Total downloads21 ( #80,127 of 1,098,984 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #13,031 of 1,098,984 )
How can I increase my downloads?